Hampton Court, Guyana

Hampton Court is a village in the Pomeroon-Supenaam region of Guyana. The village is located on the Atlantic coast. Its population was 619 in 2012.[1] The village was known for its sugar estate and later for its rice production.

Hampton Court
village
St Lawrence Anglican School
St Lawrence Anglican School
Hampton Court is located in Guyana
Hampton Court
Hampton Court
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 7°18′41″N 58°28′49″W / 7.31126°N 58.48025°W / 7.31126; -58.48025Coordinates: 7°18′41″N 58°28′49″W / 7.31126°N 58.48025°W / 7.31126; -58.48025
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg Guyana
RegionPomeroon-Supenaam
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total619

HistoryEdit

The village began as the largest sugar plantation on the Essequibo Coast. In its glory days, the village had a hospital, market, and a distillery. In 1934, H.P. Brasington, the owner, closed the estate. Even though 400 people lived on the grounds, their houses were destroyed, and they were forced off the land. In the late 1940s, the estate was bought by McDoom who rented out the land to East Indian farmers for rice production.[2]

In 1966, Kayman Sankar purchased the grounds and used the land to grow rice using modern technology. His business was very successful, producing and exporting to the Caribbean and Europe.[3] Sankar sublet ground to farmers, built a community centre, sold lots for housing, and built an airstrip.[2]

The Kayman Sankar Cricket Ground is located in Hampton Court.[4]

Notable people who have worked or resided in Hampton Court include Kayman Sankar,[5] his son Beni Sankar, an athlete and businessman,[6] and Isahak Basir, a former member of the National Assembly of Guyana.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Graceful Hampton Court". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Rice magnate Kayman Sankar hailed a "true patriot"". Kaieteur News Online. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Kayman Sankar Cricket Ground, Hampton Court". W Indies Cricket. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Kayman Sankar, rice magnate, dies". Kaieteur News Online. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Aquaculture – a struggling industry that begs for relevant technology". Kaieteur News Online. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Isahak Basir served with great distinction". Stabroek News. Retrieved 29 August 2020.